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Atiku Is In The US – Aide

Presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, is in Washington DC, United States of America. Confirming the event to THE WHISTLER his aide Paria said the former vice president arrived the US on Thursday. The confirmation has however ended speculations on whether Mr Abubakar had actually travelled to the US or not. THE WHISTLER also confirmed from senior communications manager, US Chamber of commerce Katherine Cooksey that the Turaki Adamawa is scheduled to attend a private round table meeting hosted…

Age- Grade Traditional Retirement Is For Development- Abia Leaders

The age- grade celebration also called Otaomu-Igba Uche or traditional retirement, is for elders between the ages of 50 to 60 years, and it is done every three years in some communities in Abia State, especially Ohafia. It is a celebration to admit them to the age-grade of full maturity and leadership in the community. It is a traditional celebration that had existed for ages and to which the communities look forward to. In the olden days, the age-grade was used as tool to fight wars and defend the communities…

2019:  Lack Of Funds Reasons For Low Publicity – Ali Baba

Nigeria comedian, Ail Baba has given reasons for the low publicity ahead of the upcoming 2019 election. He said why political parties are not campaigning compared to previous years is because of lack of funds. In a post on his Instagram page, Ali Baba said, ‘All the places politicians used to take money are with TSA. “Have you heard of any election in Nigeria that is so quiet? No. You know why because there is no money. All the places these politicians used to take money for campaigns are with TSA. “Other places…

CJN Onnoghen: Court Extends Suspension Of Trial To January 28

A Federal High Court in Abuja has extended the suspension of Justice Walter Onnoghen's trial to January 28. Justice N. E. Maha gave the order after a counsel representing the respondents told the court on Thursday that his client had not been served. Justice Maha ordered a fresh serving of the court summons to the respondents and asked that the date of service be included in the proof of service before the next hearing. After ruling that the order for parties to maintain status quo, still stands, Justice Maha adjourned…

Contract Awards: We Won’t Be Distracted By Spurious Allegations – BCDA

The Border Communities Development Agency (BCDA) has dismissed claims by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) that it was running President Muhammadu Buhari’s campaign with slush funds from the agency. The agency also denied breaching procurement laws in its pre-qualification process for awards of contracts, stating that it has always followed the law. An online media (not The Whistler) had claimed that the agency had breached procurement laws in selecting contractors for contracts running into millions, and fingered the…

Minimum Wage: Osinbajo Chairs NEC Meeting

Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo, today, chaired the National Economic Council meeting at the presidential villa, Abuja. Top on the list of issues deliberated at the meeting was the issue of the new minimum wage requested by the Nigeria Labour Congress, NLC. The meeting was attended by state governors, deputy governors, ministers, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) Boss Mustapha, Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige, Minister of Finance, Zainab Ahmed, Minister of Budget and National Planning, Udoma Udo…

Soldier Dies Of Lassa Fever In Jos

Major General Nuhu Angbazo, General Officer Commanding 3 Division, Nigeria Army Rukuba, has directed that Maxwell Khobe Cantonment, Jos, Plateau, be fumigated. The directive was given following the death of a non-commissioned senior officer in the cantonment from Lassa fever. The Division made the disclosure on Thursday in a statement by Maj. Ikechukwu Eze, Acting Deputy Director, Army Public Relations. Eze said that while the Division commenced investigations to unravel all circumstances that led to the soldier’s…

Town Hall Meeting: How Osinbajo Reacted To Claim Buhari Is Biased Towards Herdsmen

Vice President Yemi Osinbajo, at the presidential town hall interactive meeting that held on Wednesday, reacted to claims that President Muhammadu Buhari is biased towards marauding Fulani herdsmen because he shares same ethnicity with them. President Buhari, alongside Osinbajo, had attended the two-hour presidential town hall meeting organised for presidential candidates and their deputies at the Ladi Kwali Conference Center in Sheraton Hotel Abuja. Nigerians watching from home contributed to discussions on the…

All You Should Know About ACP Frank Mba, New Force PRO

The authorities of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) have confirmed the appointment of ACP Frank Mba as the new Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the Force. A statement on Wednesday evening by Deputy Force Public Relations Officer, CSP Aremu Adeniran, said the Inspector General of Police (IGP) Abubakar Adamu Mohammed, appointed Mr Mba to take over from DCP Moshood Jimoh as the new spokesman of the police. Adeniran said Jimoh, an acting Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), was redeployed to "other national assignment."…

Badeh’s Trial: Judge Goes Emotional, Eulogises Late Ex-Defence Chief In Court

Justice Okon Abang of the Federal High Court, Abuja, on Wednesday, described the late Chief of Defence Staff, Alex Badeh, as a man who had tremendous respect for the judiciary. Mr Abang, was the presiding judge over Mr Badeh’s trial. Mr Badeh was docked on charges bordering on alleged abuse of office, money laundering and converting public money to personal use to the tune of N3.9billion. At the resumed hearing on Wednesday, Mr Badeh’s counsel, Akin Olujimi (SAN) had informed the court of the death of his client,…